Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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Claremont Graduate University's School of Social Science, Policy and Evaluation invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track position in American Politics, focusing on Political Behavior, American Political Development, Gender in Politics, and/or Law and Politics, beginning Fall of 2018. We are particularly interested in someone at the level of an advanced Assistant Professor or beginning Associate Professor. CGU's Department of Politics and Policy offers only graduate-level degrees: the PhD in Political Science and several MA degrees including the MA in Politics (with emphases in American and in Political Philosophy), the MA in Religion and Politics, and the MA in Public Policy.

In keeping with CGU's graduate-only focus, applicants should hold a PhD in Political Science and should show successful experience working with doctoral students to complete their dissertations in a timely way and to assist them in publication. The standard teaching load is two courses per semester, and the successful candidate should be prepared to teach graduate-level core American courses such as American Political Behavior, Representation and Elections, American Political Development, Perspectives on Judicial Power, Women and the Political Process, etc. We expect that the successful candidate will be expert in the use of appropriate research methods such as experimental research, survey research, legal research, etc. CGU is a small university with a focus on transdisciplinarity, and therefore applicants with interests beyond one field are appreciated.

CGU is affiliated with five undergraduate colleges via the Claremont University Consortium. Joint research opportunities and teaching with the Claremont colleges may be possible.

Applicants should submit a letter discussing their interest in the position and how they could contribute to Political Science at CGU, a CV, a diversity statement (see below), and the names of three or five references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (those applying for a tenured position should submit 5). Consideration of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Any questions should be directed to Eliana Leon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CGU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws in its employment or hiring practices.

Further, Claremont Graduate University is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply as are individuals who have membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Blacks/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, and Puerto Ricans.


Anne Ray Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico

One nine-month residential fellowship is available for a Native scholar with a Master’s or PhD in the arts, art history, humanities, or social sciences to work on their own writing or curatorial research project. This may include research and writing for a future exhibition at an arts or cultural institution. In addition, the fellow will provide mentorship to the two Anne Ray interns working at the Indian Arts Research Center and help guide their intellectual development while facilitating their engagement with other scholars on the SAR campus. Fellows receive a $40,000 stipend in addition to housing and office space on the SAR campus. This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Anne Ray Foundation.

Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico

One nine-month residential fellowship is available for a Native scholar working in the humanities, art history, or the social sciences. Scholars with doctorates who plan to write their books and PhD candidates who plan to write their dissertations are eligible. Fellows receive a stipend ($40,000 for doctoral level scholars and $30,000 for PhD candidates) in addition to housing and office space on the SAR campus. This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Katrin H. Lamon Endowment for Native American Art and Education.

For more information on how to apply please go to, or call Maria Spray at 505-954-7237. htt


Trent University invites applications from scholars with a strong research profile for a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the emerging field of Indigenous Environmental Studies/Science.

Indigenous Environmental Studies/Science (IESS) at Trent University is an innovative and multidisciplinary program jointly offered by the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies and the Trent School of the Environment. Teaching and research in the IESS program brings together principles and knowledge from Indigenous knowledge and Western science ( IESS invites applications for a CRC Tier II position from individuals with a strong record of scholarship in fields that pertain to areas of IESS research. These may include, but are not limited to, Natural Resource Stewardship, Resource Development and Land Restoration with Indigenous Nations/communities, Traditional Indigenous Foods, Plants and Medicines, and Sustainability Planning for Indigenous Nations/communities with consideration for key issues such as water and climate change, Environmental Law and Policy, Jurisdiction and Governance for Indigenous Sovereignty. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability in multi or interdisciplinary, cross-cultural research, as well as the capacity to develop productive collaborations with colleagues in the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies and the Trent School of the Environment in areas of local, national or global significance. In addition, they should have the ability to collaborate with colleagues outside of academia in Indigenous communities, governments, NGOs and private sector organizations.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in science, social science or interdisciplinary studies related to the environment, health, Indigenous studies or a related field. The candidate will have a strong multi-disciplinary background, and the demonstrated potential to lead in their field and attract competitively awarded research funding. Successful candidates are expected to develop a personal, externally funded fiveyear research plan within an institutional context of active collaboration. It is expected that the candidate will teach one or more courses in the undergraduate degree programs and supervise graduate students in one or more graduate programs. Trent University graduate programs (MA, MSc and PhD) that include IESS related research include Environmental and Life Sciences, Sustainability Studies, Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies.

For more than 50 years, Trent has been nationally recognized as one of the top Indigenous and Environmental post-secondary institutions and has acted to consolidate and highlight its capacity in the form of two schools, The Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, and The Trent School of the Environment (TSE). It is committed to building on its strengths to become the university of choice for future Indigenous and allied environmental leaders. Facilities and initiatives available to our researchers and students include the 1400 acre campus, the First Peoples House of Learning, TRACKS Youth Outreach Program, the Nasivvik Centre for Inuit health and changing environments, the experimental farm, extensive wet and dry laboratory facilities, and the Trent Water Quality Centre, to name a few. In addition, Trent is located in the Mississauga Traditional Territory of the Anishinaabe Nation in 50km proximity to five First Nations of Treaty 20.

Tier II Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier II Chair assessed through the program’s Tier II justification process. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

A Tier II CRC nomination will be submitted soon after a successful candidate has been selected. CRCs are awarded by the CRC Secretariat in Ottawa after a rigorous evaluation, and awards are expected to be announced in the fall of 2018. The Trent appointment will be conditional on a successful CRC nomination.

Applicants should submit electronically by December 15th, 2017 a curriculum vitae, an outline of research interests and plans, copies of 3 recent research publications, and names and contact information of three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation to: Cathy Gates, Director, Office of Research, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, K9L 0G2, Canada. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information about Trent University applicants are invited to visit



Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We also encourage members of equity-seeking groups to self-identify within the cover letter in their application

Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/ publication, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; International applications are encouraged, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority

The American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign ( invites applications for an associate or full professor position (full time tenured position).  Target starting date is August 16, 2018.  Salary is competitive.

American Indian Studies is searching for a scholar in the field of American Indian and/or Indigenous Studies.  The successful candidate will have a strong research and publication record in the field.  The position requires significant contributions to undergraduate teaching, graduate mentoring, in addition to program, university, and other forms of professional service.  Current AIS affiliate faculty and visiting scholars conduct interdisciplinary research in various fields.  Candidates from all disciplinary backgrounds will be considered; however, the search committee is especially interested in candidates who complement the existing research strengths of the Program.  A joint appointment or teaching arrangement with another academic unit on campus is also possible.

Minimum qualifications include: the PhD in American Indian Studies or related field, clear knowledge and experience in American Indian and/or Indigenous Studies, outstanding scholarly achievement, and evidence of teaching excellence.  Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with American Indian or other indigenous communities.

Candidates should submit a letter of application detailing one's research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three reference letter writers.  Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date.  To apply, create a candidate profile through and upload the applications materials. To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 10, 2017.

For additional information about the position or the application procedure, contact search committee chair, Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The AIS Program at Illinois asks that all applicants review the Program's statement on identity and academic integrity, which can be found online at

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes applications from scholars of art history, archaeology, conservation and related sciences, as well as from scholars in other disciplines whose projects are interdisciplinary in nature and relate to objects in The Met’s collection. The tremendous diversity of fellows' projects reflects the historic and geographic diversity of the Museum's collection. The community of fellows becomes immersed in the intellectual life of the Museum and takes part in a robust program of colloquia, roundtable seminars, research-sharing workshops, behind-the-scenes tours of exhibitions, conversations with Museum staff, and visits to the curatorial and conservation departments. Fellows form long-lasting professional relationships as they discuss research questions, look closely at objects, and share the experience of living in New York City.

Applications are open now for 2018–2019 Fellowships. Please visit for more information.

Deadlines for all application materials (including letters of recommendation):

Art History Fellowships – November 3, 2017

Museum Education and Public Practice Fellowship – November 3, 2017

Curatorial Research Fellowships – November 3, 2017

Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowships – November 3, 2017

Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art – November 3, 2017

Conservation and Scientific Research Fellowships – December 1, 2017